The Los Angeles Lakers (24-24) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (19-27) on Tuesday, January 30th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on BSSE. The Hawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Lakers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Raptors. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Lakers vs Hawks
The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Lakers is coming off a loss to the Rockets in their latest game, ending with a score of 135-119. The Lakers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 78-60.
Coming into their matchup against the Hawks, the Lakers are at .500 overall with a record of 24-24. In the Western Conference, they are in 9th place and are 4th in the Pacific division.
So far, Los Angeles’ ATS record is below .500 at 21-27. On the road, the Lakers have an ATS record of 9-14 compared to a 12-13 record vs. the spread at home.
The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win
Trae Young scored 30 for Atlanta against the Raptors which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 46.3%. The Hawks picked up a 126-125 win, and Saddiq Bey also added 26 points which was 2nd on the team.
In their last five games, the Hawks are 1-4 and have an overall record of 19-27. Against Eastern Conference teams, the Hawks are 13-20 and are 6-7 in non-conference games.
Atlanta comes in with an overall ATS record of 11-35 so far this season. The Hawks have experienced a three game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 6-16 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
Lakers Offense Breakdown
Los Angeles has recorded an average of 116.1 points per game (14th) throughout 48 games games.
When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 14th in the NBA, averaging 116.1 points per game. However, their three-point shooting has been a struggle, as they are 30th in three-point attempts and 28th in made threes.
Overall, the Lakers are 7th in free throw attempts and 8th in made free throws. In terms of pace, they are 5th in the league at 101.3 possessions per game.
So far, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.8% of their games. When playing on the road, they are averaging 115.3 points per game.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
The Hawks come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 120.2 points per game (4th).
When playing at home, the Hawks are averaging 121.6 points per game, which is 5th in the NBA. Overall, they are 4th in scoring at 120.2 points per game. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 6th in the league at 101.3 possessions per game.
So far this season, the Hawks have made an average of 13.5 three-pointers per game, which is 8th in the NBA. However, they are just 17th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. In terms of field goal percentage, Atlanta is 22nd in the league at 46%.
When it comes to two-point shooting, the Hawks are 23rd in the NBA at 53%. In terms of free throws, Atlanta is 4th in attempts at 25.2 per game. They are also 1st in offensive rebounds.
Lakers Team Defense
On the road, the Lakers’ have struggled this season, giving up 122.9 points per game compared to their season average of 117.2 PPG allowed. For the season, their defense is 19th in the league. Inside the arc, the Lakers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.2% and 37.8% from three-point territory.
Hawks Team Defense
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Hawks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 123.3 points per game (29th). Atlanta struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Raptors, giving up 20. For the game, Toronto scored 125 points in the game.
Key Players For The Lakers And Hawks
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Anthony Davis will be the primary scorer for the Lakers, with 24 points and going 9/16 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 24.9 points per game, along with 12.1 rebounds.
As for Atlanta, Trae Young is projected to be the primary scorer for the Hawks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 26, and adding 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 42.3%, and his scoring average is 27 points per game.
Lakers vs Hawks Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Lakers offense has averaged 118 points per game while allowing an average of 126. Los Angeles posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 4-6 ATS.
- Through their last three home contests, the Hawks offense has averaged 109 points per game while allowing an average of 121. Atlanta posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
- In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Lakers have a straight up record of 4-6 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
- Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Hawks struggled vs the spread going just 1-4. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4.5, the Lakers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 246, and our model predicts the Lakers and Hawks to score a combined 231 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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